Egypt Closes Border; Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Storm Giza Govt Building

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Egypt Closes Border; Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Storm Giza Govt Building
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Hundreds of protesters who support Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed the Giza governorate’s main building and torched it on Thursday, the state-owned news agency reported. (Aslo see Army In Egypt Battles Armed Mohamed Morsi Supporters in Rabaa)

Egypt Closes Border; Mohamed Morsi Loyalists Storm Giza Govt Building

The protesters threw Molotov bombs at the building until it caught fire. They also prevented the fire department vehicles from reaching the torched building and set the vehicles on fire as well, state TV and witnesses said. For its part, the security forces fired teargas bombs and deployed soldiers to disperse the protesters.

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Violence broke out across Egypt on Wednesday, leaving more than 500 people killed and thousands injured. The situation escalted following the crackdown on the Cairo protest camps for Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Supporters of Mohamed Morsi storm Giza govt. building

Hundreds of supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed the Giza main governorate building on Thursday, state television reported. Violence broke out across Egypt on Wednesday, leaving more than 500 people killed and thousands injured. The situation escalted following the crackdown on the Cairo protest camps for Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt death toll rises to 525

At least 525 people were killed and 3717 were injured in nationwide violence that erupted in Egypt on Wednesday, according to the health ministry’s latest report on Thursday. The violence broke out across Egypt following the crackdown on the Cairo protest camps for Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing indefinitely

The Egyptian authorities closed Rafah crossing, which borders the Palestinian Gaza Strip, on Thursday until further notice, security sources said. The crossing is not allowed indefinitely in both directions due to security reasons, according to the sources.

The closure of the Rafah crossing before had raised humanitarian concerns considering its Gaza’s only gateway to the outside world, according to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Aswat Masriya English is the sister site of Aswat Masriya, which provides news and information about the general scene in Egypt. The websites are part of a Thomson Reuters Foundation initiative to enhance democracy through strengthening the media in Egypt. Along with a programme of training courses for journalists, it is hoped that the sites will promote democracy in Egypt by providing independent, balanced and accurate news and information to journalists and the public in this critical phase in Egypt’s history. Aswat Masriya has set content partnership agreements with prominent Egyptian media institutions like Al-Ahram newspaper and Al-Shorouk Newspaper.
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